Matt Skoglund of the Natural Resources Defense Council describes the pleasures of finding and fishing for golden trout on a three-day trip with his brother into the wild Beartooth Mountains of Montana. These small, beautiful fish have been an obsession since Skoglund was a child: “That you can’t find goldens in roadside rivers also titillated me. To catch a golden, you had to hike to them – you had to earn it.”
Fly fishermen will be in the pink this fall in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, where the pink salmon are running up the Saint Marys River. Although Great Lakes pinks spawn every year—unlike their oceangoing cousins—even years see bigger runs, and this one’s a doozy. Eric Sharp offers all the details in the Detroit Free Press.